Education

We learn by doing

Our goal is to engage students in the pursuit of excellence as lifelong learners through leadership, communication and teamwork.

Specialty Programs

Combined Degree Programs

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M.D./Master's of Public Health

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine students have the opportunity to obtain both an M.D. and MPH degree in just five years through a partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno's School of Community Health Sciences. Program areas include:

M.D./Master's of Business Administration

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine students interested in administration and policy in health care may choose to complete a Master's of Business Administration while in medical school. The School of Medicine offers this program in partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno College of Business. 

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BS-MD Accelerated Program

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At the time of admission to the BS-MD program, approximately 15 students receive a provisional acceptance to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. Students work with the BS-MD Coordinator and an advisor in their approved major at UNR to schedule a course plan to complete the Bachelor's Degree requirements. 

Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for more details about the program, the application process, and the interviews.

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Physician Assistant Studies Program

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The Physician Assistant (PA) Studies Program at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is a fantastic opportunity for individuals interested in health care. This is also an opportune time to advance health care knowledge in Nevada due to increasing demands for clinicians and the flexibility to change specialties. By participating in the PA Studies Program, students will gain the knowledge to perform physical exams, order and review medical testing, diagnose and treat illnesses, assist in surgeries, counsel patients and families on preventive health care, and much more, as part of a health care team.

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Speech Pathology

Clinician and Patient in Speech Pathology and AudiologyWelcome to the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology (SPA) at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality educational, research, and clinical services to both our students and the community. Speech Pathology and Audiology offers a pre-professional B.S. degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology and professional graduate degrees in Speech-Language Pathology. We are very proud of our department and welcome you to explore and discover what a professional career in speech pathology and audiology has to offer you.

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Nevada's first public medical school

The School of Medicine was established in 1969 as a community-based medical school with a mission of educating primary care physicians for rural Nevada. What started as a two-year school, now offers four-year degrees in medicine, clinical sciences, among others.

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Health and Wellness

Our Learning and Wellness Resource Center is devoted to creating a healthy and enjoyable environment for our learners. Special events to boost mood, meal planning to keep your nutrition in-check, and stress management tips are all part of an array of resources provided by the LWRC team.

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A team-based approach

We are dedicated to improving health and healthcare in Nevada, by providing access to numerous resources and assistance to our students. We know our learners will give back by providing excellent patient care to their communities.

Admissions

As the first public medical school in the state of Nevada, we have a proven history of educating and graduating excellent physicians. See why our students choose us for their medical education, residency and stay in our community to practice.

M.D. Program

Our goal is to engage students in the pursuit of clinical excellence as lifelong learners through leadership, communication and teamwork and to support faculty in the development, delivery and evaluation of the curriculum.

Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs will walk you through the next steps and prepare you for your first classes. During medical school, we offer additional support in financial planning, wellness and counseling resources.

Graduate Medical Education

The Office of Graduate Medical Education's mission is to provide outstanding training for our interns, residents and fellows through supervised patient care, hands-on learning, simulation and didactic education.